The world, according to many "young adult" films, is pretty bleak. Between The Hunger Games, Divergent, and The Maze Runner, our future is doomed and unless the youth revolts, we just have to deal. Possibility is, unfortunately, finite.
That's not the case with Disney's heavily guarded new (non-franchised!) film Tomorrowland (out May 22, 2015). Directed by Brad Bird — the man who gave us The Incredibles and The Iron Giant — and starring George Clooney, Tomorrowland seeks to do what Disney's made its name off of: inspire imagination.
From what we know (and it's not much), Clooney plays a former boy genius who's bitter about never finding a place known as Tomorrowland. Under The Dome's Britt Robertson plays his foil, a teenager holding out hope for a better future despite the pessimism the everyday imparts. She comes across a special pin that acts as a virtual reality simulator of sorts, transporting her to this world Clooney longed for. Damon Lindelof, he of The Leftovers fame and this film's screenwriter, told Entertainment Weekly that Robertson's discovery of the pin is akin to a Muggle happening upon Platform 9 3/4 in Harry Potter.
Together, these two will explore this "miraculous place where you can actually change the world." Imagine that: an Oz of possibility. Sign. Us. Up. (Entertainment Weekly)